Miller Park Zoo Breaks Ground for New Educational Theater

Reposted from The Pantagraph and WGLT By Timothy Eggert and Sarah Nardi; Photos by Jim Finch BLOOMINGTON — Accommodating three different animals from South America at a 130-year-old wildlife park calls for some rearranging. At Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, that’s especially true, as officials Wednesday morning broke ground for a new multipurpose education center.…

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Campers Leave Their Comfort Zone to Sail Through Timber Pointe Outdoor Center’s Challenge Course

By Michele Evans, Grants & Communications Director Recently a group of teens attending a weeklong Respite Camp went outside their comfort zones and conquered many challenges at Easterseals’ Timber Pointe Outdoor Center on Lake Bloomington, near Hudson. The entire camp stay challenges campers to participate fully in many new experiences. Key among the new experiences…

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IPCF Seeks Philanthropists of the Year Nominees

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2021 Philanthropists of the Year awards. Again this year, the Community Foundation will award two Philanthropist of the Year awards – one for Bloomington-Normal and the other for outside the Twin Cities (other parts of McLean County, plus DeWitt, Logan and Livingston counties).…

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SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS: Illinois Wesleyan Language School Returns; Esports Camp Launched

Reposted from The Pantagraph By Lenore Sobota; Photos by Lewis Marien and David Proeber BLOOMINGTON — Illinois Wesleyan University is having its first Youth Esports and Leadership Camp this summer. The IWU Language School for Kids also is returning this summer in person after being virtual last summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Language School…

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